Children & Youth Vocal Ensembles

Students entering Grades 1 through 12 this school year: Join the CFCArts Children and Youth Vocal Ensembles for Fall-Winter 2021! The Ensembles are audition-only vocal performance groups who perform for the community! These Ensembles rehearse challenging vocal repertoire and perform for community partners, charities, and events throughout Central Florida.

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Season Details

Please click here for an extensive outline of our safety procedures as they currently stand. Please note that these safety procedures are being evaluated and may change prior to the start of the program.

Please email Director of Youth Programs, Leah Porrata, at Leah.Porrata@cfcarts.com with any questions.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays between August 24 and November 30 on a weekly basis at the CFCArts Offices (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804).

Rehearsals will take place at the following times:

  • Children’s Vocal Ensemble (Grades 1-5) – 5:30-6:30 PM (Check-in from 5:15-5:30 PM)
  • Youth Vocal Ensemble (Grades 6-12) – 6-8 PM (Check-in from 5:45-6 PM)

There will be no rehearsals on November 23 due to Thanksgiving Break.

During the rehearsal process and/or following the end of rehearsals, our Vocal Ensembles students will be called upon for performances throughout the community for various charitable organizations, festivals, and more! The performance schedule will be created in the first few weeks of rehearsal. Students’ pre-existing conflicts should be noted on the Audition Registration Form and will be honored.

Tuition for all performers is $125 for the Children’s Ensemble (Grades 1-5) and $150 for the Youth Ensemble (Grades 6-12.) Scholarships are available (see below.)

Please do not attempt to pay tuition before acceptances have been announced.

There are two ways to cover tuition:

  • Payment in full or via a monthly payment plan, either by check or by PayPal online. Payment links for online payment and mailing address for checks will be sent out after students are accepted into the Vocal Ensembles.
  • Complete the Financial Aid Application to be considered for a scholarship for this program.

Auditions

Auditions for our Vocal Ensembles are open through Friday, August 20 for students entering Grades 1 through 12 this school year. All auditions will be done virtually for these Ensembles, unless your student in Grades 3-12 is also auditioning for our Fall or Winter Theatre programs this year, in which case their Theatre audition can also count as their Vocal Ensemble audition – just be sure to select that option on their Theatre Registration Form! 

If your student would like some help preparing for their audition, the CFCArts Academy is here to help with Virtual Private Lessons in audition prep covering voice coaching! Lessons can be one-time (called “Flex”) or you can set up recurring lessons if you prefer. Contact Academy@cfcarts.com to register!

Please follow these steps to register your student.

Once your student is registered for a video audition, you may submit their audition materials (see below) and will be sent Fall 2021 paperwork via DocuSign to your email.  Students will be notified if they are accepted to the Ensembles no later than Monday, August 23.

Please submit the following items to youth@cfcarts.com.

  • Video of your student singing one or two memorized 16 to 32-bar selections (30-45 seconds) from any song with live or track accompaniment. (Please do not sing over recorded vocals.)
  • All Fall-Winter 2021 Children and Youth Arts Program forms will be sent to your email via DocuSign after completing the Audition Registration Form.

Video auditions and associated materials may be submitted through Friday, August 20.

  • Video auditions must be emailed as one or multiple video files (email attachment or Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer, iCloud, or a link to a video-hosting website such as YouTube) to youth@cfcarts.com.
  • Headshot/picture and resume (optional) must be submitted as .PDF, .JPEG/.JPG, and/or .PNG files to youth@cfcarts.com.
  • Paperwork for the Fall-Winter 2021 season will be sent and completed virtually via DocuSign. After completing the Audition Registration Form, we will send the paperwork to your email!

If you are having issues submitting your video or attachments, please email us at youth@cfcarts.com and we can help you!